This is a recording of Kannada and perhaps some Assam languages, together with Nepalese and,or Tibetan.. This is a recording from Alan Lomax's Parlametrics collection. These recordings were made by linguists around the world as well as by Lomax himself. They have been digitized from the original reel-to-reel tapes. The original notes which accompanied the tapes were often either incomplete, indefinite, illegible or missing. Because of this, the language in this recording may not have been identified or may have been misidentified. If you notice a mistake and know what language this is, please help us out by sharing your knowledge and leave a comment. Excerpts from the original notes follow. As the notes were sometimes illegible, place or personal names may be misspelled: Chester Willams. Kannada. 2M, 1F, conversation. Uncle 65, Prof. Rao 45 and Mrs Rao 40, excellent language knowledge, 24 Dec 1971 at home of professor Ramachandra Rao. Topic: recent Indian-Pak war and how it started.
May 17, 2013
No Assamese or Nepali nor Tibetan in this recording
Thanks for archiving this interesting conversation at Prof. Ramachandra Rao's home, on the subject of India-Pakistan-Bangladesh.. Nice to get the insight of a man (Prof. Rao) that I revere as one of the great brains of Karnataka!
However, I would like to make a note that the entire conversation (of around 8mins with the rest being noisy silence) is in Kannada with bits of English phrases thrown in.. There is no other language spoken in this piece of recording.